Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oct. 2, 2013

Incident Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 2013.  Thank you.

FYI: With Daylight Savings taking effect Nov. 3rd. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has introduced a useful way to report broken/flickering streetlights. Keeping the streets lit a night, especially with daylight savings ending soon, can increase visibility and help to reduce crime. The following information below will make it easier for you to report faulty streetlights:

Phone it in: City’s new “StreetLightsSF” phone app

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission unveiled a new Smartphone application that allows cell phone users to report burned out and broken street lights anywhere in San Francisco from the convenience of their own phone. The new application, called StreetLightsSF, lets the user pinpoint the locations of faulty streetlights by “dragging-and-dropping” a locating pin on a map and send the information to 311. The app also allows the user to track the status of repair efforts; and streamlines the process for reporting malfunctioning streetlights to the agency that is responsible for their repair and maintenance (the majority of non-City-owned street lights are owned, maintained, and operated by PG&E). The StreetLightsSF application is compatible with iOS and Android smart phones and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android stores and also at (go to “Customer Service” and then select “Report a Problem”).

Community Police Academy: The San Francisco Police Department is accepting applications from people who are interested in joining the Community Police Academy. This ten week course is designed to inform and teach various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911. The course will run for ten weeks with classes held every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting on October 1, 2013 thru December 17, 2013.  For more information please visit the Community Police Academy website:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

Are you someone who is interested in disaster preparedness and wants to help out your community while working hand in hand with law enforcement? Then the ALERT program is for you!                                     
                                                 What is the A.L.E.R.T. Program?

The San Francisco Police Department has developed a volunteer citizen disaster preparedness program. The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is modeled after and works in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). The ALERT program will train members of the public to assist law enforcement in essential tasks after a major disaster. Such tasks may include: traffic control, foot patrol of business and residential areas, and reporting criminal activity. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and live, work, or attend high school in San Francisco.

Three steps to becoming an
A.L.E.R.T. volunteer:
1. Complete NERT training and receive certification. To register for NERT training courses please visit
2. Once NERT certified, forward a copy of your NERT ID card to the ALERT program.
3. After clearing a basic background check the individual is eligible to register for ALERT training.

An informational meeting will be held on Dec. 5th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy in the parking lot bungalow. This is not a mandatory meeting for interested volunteers. Come have your questions answered! 

The next ALERT training class has been scheduled for Jan. 18th, 2014, from 8:00am-5:00pm. This class will be held at the San Francisco Police Academy, in the parking lot bungalow.

Fraud Warning: Two days ago a San Francisco resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject, who was identifying himself as Captain Moser from the San Francisco Mission Police Station. The subject informed the resident that he was calling to collect an unpaid balance on outstanding parking tickets and that it would take $500.00 dollars to rectify the situation. The subject said the process could be taken care of over the phone with a credit card number. The resident, being suspicious, looked up Captain Moser on Google and saw that he was in fact stationed at Mission Police Station. At this point, the resident was no longer concerned and proceeded to provide the subject with their credit card number. The money was then taken from the resident’s account. Be alert of this new scam taking place. The San Francisco Police Department will never call anyone to collect a debt. If this happens to you, do not provide any of your personal information and hang up immediately.

Crime Alert: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In the month of August alone there were 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately. 

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. Be vigilant of your surroundings and follow the safety tips below.

Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:
*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.
*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.
*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.
*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.
*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 
              Call the police.


8:49pm       900 Blk Geneva                      Battery
Officers Chew and Lustenberger were on patrol driving through the area of Geneva and Mission Street when they observed a male subject urinating in front of a business along the 900 block of Geneva Avenue. The officers stopped and spoke with the individual with the intention of issuing him a citation. Officer Chew finished writing the citation and presented it to him when the suspect said, “Take that badge off and I’ll kick you a**!”  Officer Chew ignored him and requested he sign the citation. The suspect signed the citation twice in an extremely angry manner, partially tearing the citation in the process. Officer chew reached out to take his tag book back when the suspect grabbed the citation out of the tag book and crumpled it up and then attempted to punch Officer Chew in the face. Officer Chew was able to dodge the blow and immediately tackled the suspect where they both landed on top of the patrol car. Officer Lustenberger jumped in and tried to control the suspect as well. During the altercation the suspect managed to punch Officer Chew in the left eye. Both officers took the fight to the ground and after several moments they were able to control the suspect and took him into custody. The suspect sustained minor injuries as a result and was taken to the local hospital for treatment. Even at the hospital the suspect still refused to sign the citation and as a result he was booked at Count Jail. Report Number: 130833070

Serious Incidents:

10:00am     Arlington/Roanoke                 Robbery
A victim told Officer Morgante that she drove to the area of Arlington and Roanoke and proceeded to park her car and started to walk to the Glen Park BART Station. As she was walking she noticed a suspect running, or jogging, in the bike lane in the street. When the suspect went past her, she noticed that he was dressed “oddly” for a runner. She described the suspect as wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. The victim said she didn’t pay much more attention and continued walking to her destination. Suddenly, a short distance away, she felt a sharp pull from behind which caused her to fall backwards to the ground. She looked up and saw the same suspect attempting to grab her purse, which she had slung over her shoulder. Fearing for her safety, the victim let go of her purse. The suspect took the purse and items inside and fled the scene. A resident, who did not witness the robbery, came outside and let her use the phone to call her husband, who came and took her back home. The victim sustained a small cut on her elbow and a bruise to her left hip, but refused medical attention. Report Number: 130831212

11:23am     200 Blk Schwerin                   Robbery
A victim happened to be coming home from his granddaughter’s school and was carrying her electronic tablet when he arrived at his home. He proceeded to walk up the stairway and observed a suspect standing at the top smoking a cigarette and talking on a cell phone. The victim said “hello” and tried to enter his home. The suspect then said, “What’s that” and tried to grab the tablet from the victim. The victim gripped the tablet tightly trying to prevent the suspect from taking it. A struggle ensued which led down the stairs and onto the street. The suspect punched the victim on the face which caused him to fall to the ground. The suspect grabbed the tablet and fled. The victim took a while to compose himself and walked around the area looking for the suspect. After a short while, the victim saw the suspect exiting an apartment not too far away. The suspect was surprised to see the victim and fled yet again. The victim called the police and led them to the apartment. Officers Fulgado, Leong, Trail, Peregoy and Hopkins arrived. Having worked the public housing area for many years, Officer Trail and Peregoy knew who lived inside and knew the suspect that the victim was describing. The officer tried to locate the suspect inside to no avail. The investigation is still on-going. Report Number: 130831080

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  6:00am           4100 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
  6:40am           200 Blk Arbor                          Burglary
  7:00am           4100 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
  8:30am           800 Blk Athens                        Stolen Vehicle
11:05am           1600 Blk Alemany                    Recovered Vehicle
12:11pm           200 Blk London                       Recovered Vehicle
12:28pm           100 Blk Conrad                       Recovered Vehicle
  4:00pm           Unit Blk Teddy                        Theft from Vehicle
  4:17pm           4900 Blk Mission                     Shoplifting
  4:30pm           100 Blk Harvard                      Stolen Vehicle
  5:00pm           300 Blk Silver                          Stolen Vehicle
  6:00pm           1000 Blk Munich                      Stolen Vehicle
  6:03pm           1300 Blk Geneva                     Warrant Arrest
  6:31pm           200 Blk Benton                        Recovered Vehicle
  7:42pm           300 Blk Campbell                    Recovered Vehicle
  9:54pm           100 Blk Sickles                        Restraining Order Violation
10:30pm           400 Blk 29th                            Stolen Motorcycle
11:11pm           Montcalm/Alabama                  Traffic Collision
11:11pm           Montcalm/Alabama                  Recovered Vehicle
11:20pm           Mission/Precita                         Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

8:30am                        3600 Blk Folsom                    Burglary: Suspect #1; While male with a Brown goatee, approximately 25 to 55 years old, 6’0 in height, unknown weight with Brown hair and Unknown eye color and last seen wearing a Brown pattered flannel shirt. Suspect #2; White female with Black hair and no further description. Suspect Vehicle: Lic #7BET993, 1999 Acura Integra 2dr Grey.